Joyce Afran, MD
Department of Family Medicine, Director Medical Student Education
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Dr. Joyce Afran is director of medical student education for the Rutgers RWJMS Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. She also serves as associate dean for a regional medical campus and directs the accelerated primary care track at RWJMS. Dr. Afran directs the Family Medicine Clerkship and co-directs the pre-clerkship Physicianship course. She is a leader at the school in interprofessional education. She has been project director for several HRSA training grants and has presented her work at national conferences. Dr. Afran continues to maintain an active clinical practice in family medicine in addition to her role in education.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Interprofessional education (IPE) is an important component of healthcare education preparing students to provide well-rounded patient care as part of a collaborative team. Despite the overall satisfaction reported with participation in IPE programs and events, challenges exist due to IPE efforts commonly being faculty-led, in-person, and single-session. The purpose of this study is to describe an approach to the implementation and flexible modification of a pilot virtual, longitudinal, case-based, student-led, faculty-supported IPE program designed to address the challenges encountered by…